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Saturday 5 September 2015 4:40 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

The new head coach at Maidenhead RFC said he's 'confident and excited' ahead of Saturday's South West 1 opener at High Wycombe, but admits he could do with 20 more training sessions with his squad.

Russell Bolton, who joined the club in June after guiding Reading Abbey to success in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier Division, said that he and


08:35 Fri 21 Aug 2015
Maidenhead RFC coach Russell Bolton Maidenhead RFC head coach Russell Bolton said he was impressed with his team after they reached the semi-finals of the Grasshoppers tournament on Saturday. They eventually lost in the last four to a strong Bournville
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09:00 Fri 14 Aug 2015
Maidenhead RFC coach Russell Bolton Maidenhead RFC head coach Russell Bolton has not set his team any specific targets as they compete together for the first time in the season-opening Grasshoppers tournament on Saturday. It will be a chance for
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13:00 Thu 09 Jul 2015
Maidenhead RFC's new head coach Russell Bolton. Maidenhead RFC may be prepared to recompense some players as part of a 'balanced' approach to recruitment, according to new head coach Russell Bolton. The 30-year-old former Reading Abbey RFC coach, who officially took charge
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13:39 Mon 17 Aug 2015
Joshua Webb. Maidenhead youngster Joshua Cook admits he is counting down the days until Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off after being surprised by Land Rover with the news that he is an official mascot. Along with
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14:00 Sun 12 Jul 2015
Maidenhead RFC's new head coach Russell Bolton. In his first meeting with players as head coach, Russell Bolton put integrity at the heart of his vision for the future of Maidenhead RFC. The initial pre-season training session last week was attended by
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10:00 Sat 27 Jun 2015
Ricky Khan Ricky Khan believes that Maidenhead RFC can make great strides forward under new head coach Russell Bolton, but at some stage they will have to decide what their ambitions really are. The former head coach,
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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09:30 Mon 01 Jun 2015
London Irish London Irish have confirmed that nine first team players will be leaving the club following the conclusion of the 2014/15 season. Matt Parr, Kieran Low, Dan Leo, Toms O'Leary, Myles Dorrian, Guy Armitage, Eamonn Sheridan
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09:15 Tue 30 Jun 2015
Fe'ao Vunipola Marlow RFC have confirmed the former Tongan World Cup international Fe'ao Vunipola as their new head coach. Vunipola, who previously coached at the Riverwoods club between 2010-12, takes over from Richard Kinsey. The father of
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12:25 Thu 03 Sep 2015
Phoenix RFC u8s celebrate their tournament sucess. Phoenix RFC u8s continued their impressive unbeaten run by winning an invitational tag rugby event at Stoke Mandeville. Phoenix, who have not lost since April 2014, were unbeaten in the tournamnet after overcoming Aylesbury 1sts
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com